Rough Trade RTRADS375: 4th December 2006
“A Penguin and Carnation, a Lemon and Dalmatian, though I look for inspiration, still my favourite combination is Candylion”
2. Colossal Smile
“Dusty hours of afternoons, swapping thoughts and whistling tunes”
‘Candylion’ has Gruff Rhys’ (Front man with Super Furry Animals if your wondering where you’d heard that name before) soothing voice drifting over a warm Bass Guitar backdrop, delicately flecked with tranquil strings and sprinkles of the Xylophone. You can just drift off and picture all the odd images from the lyrics. The beautiful B-side ‘Colossal Smile’ is more sparsely orchestrated but still has wonderful touches like the whistling that sounds like bird song. The 7″ also comes with a special pop-out and assemble copy of the lion featured on the cover.